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untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
decelerate - slow down
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort